Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Spin, Glide and Fly *sold

The flight style of a woodpecker is so cheerful and lively. I can't help but love the little beacons of happiness. This 11 x 14 painting is acrylic on a linen stretched canvas. The color is vibrant and I used loose lines to reflect the light hearted feel of this piece.

Available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN for $62.00

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Cork Handle & Classic Reel *sold

Sometimes a frame inspires a painting. That was the case with this 3.5" x 17" painting. There is a great little frame shop in Walker called Heritage Custom Framing. Joel, the framer, keeps a few odd sized and beautiful frames hanging to entice us painters. This one caught my eye and I thought for a day, after seeing the frame, until I came up with the idea to paint my Grandfather's classic fishing rod. The frame has a solid classic look to it and so does Grandad's fishing rod. It might look like a fly reel at first but look close and you will see the classic detailing of a traditional casting rod with cork handle. I think this little painting, which measures 5.5" x 19" in its frame, will make you smile.

Available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lean Into It *SOLD

"Lean Into It" is a large 48" x 36" acrylic painting on stretched canvas. I have had this painting in my mind for a long time. A friend once described the pure joy of leaning into a slalom spray and this is what I pictured. The skier is silhouetted except for a few highlights to make him feel like the sun is going down in the background. He is out for a refreshing evening ski on a calm lake. Can you imagine the smile. 

This would be a fun piece to hang over the mantle and remind you of the warm summer evenings playing on the lake.

Available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. 

Fly In

Fly In is a 16" x 18" graphite sketch with watercolor in the red areas.  How many birds do you see? There are 4 - one is doing a sharp dive. This piece was inspired by a conversation I overheard recently. A float plane pilot was discussing a fly in that happens on Lake Bemidji. I wondered, to myself, "Do birds have fly ins?" In the spirit of an organized woodpecker "Fly In" this drawing was born.

Fly In is available at Peculiar Painter in Walker, MN. Framed - $68.00